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Resurfacing works underway at A151/B676 Colsterworth roundabouts

19 September 2017

Around four weeks of essential highway maintenance, which will affect traffic using the A1, has begun.

Kath Groom together with Grantham recycling centre workers

'Marvellous' tip workers find grandmother's lost wedding bracelet

19 September 2017

A grandmother who lost a precious bracelet, bought by her husband 15 years ago, has been found by workers at the Grantham Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Roman Bank

Improvement works scheduled for Sea Lane and Roman Bank junction in Ingoldmells

19 September 2017

Work to improve a road for both pedestrians and road users will get underway next month.


Resurfacing and reconstruction works scheduled for A1111 in Bilsby

19 September 2017

Improvement works to replace worn out carriageway along the A1111 on Sutton Road and Alford Road, will start in October.

Take simple steps to prevent kitchen fires

Five kitchen fires in one weekend prompt cooking safety warning

18 September 2017

A cooking safety warning has been issued by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue after a recent spate of fires.

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Lincoln man prosecuted for sale of illegal cigarettes

15 September 2017

The owner of a food shop in Lincoln has been prosecuted by Lincolnshire Trading Standards after a number of illegal cigarettes and tobacco were found.

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Making adult care easier and safer with Prepaid Cards

14 September 2017

An easier and more secure way for people to pay for the care and support they need is coming to Lincolnshire.

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Firefighters make a splash for charity!

14 September 2017

Firefighters across the county will be soaking up the suds and getting cars squeaky clean, all in the name of charity, over the next few weeks.

Storm over Legbourne

What to do about fallen trees on your property after a storm

12 September 2017 | Updated: 12 September 2017

While Lincolnshire County Council and emergency services worked hard to keep residents safe, here’s what you can do too.

The Lincolnshire Artists’ Society

Lincolnshire Artists' Society to exhibit at the Usher Gallery

12 September 2017

The Usher Gallery in Lincoln will welcome the Lincolnshire Artists’ Society for a special autumn exhibition.

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Weather warning for strong winds as Storm Aileen heads for Lincolnshire

12 September 2017 | Updated: 13 September 2017

Residents in Lincolnshire can expect some very strong winds on Wednesday after the Met Office issued an amber warning for the region.

Lincoln Eastern Bypass rail bridge beams

Two 40-metre long beams arrive in Lincoln for Eastern Bypass rail bridge

12 September 2017

Two 107-tonne steel bridge beams to be used for rail lines over the Lincoln Eastern Bypass have arrived in the city.


Spilsby road improvements carried out in the evening to minimise disruption

11 September 2017

Several weeks of resurfacing works at Spilsby are to be carried out during the evening to avoid disrupting daytime traffic.

Wragby Road roundabout, Lincoln

Partial lane closures at Wragby Road roundabout in Lincoln

11 September 2017

Lane restrictions at the Wragby Road roundabout will be in effect from today as part of work on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass.

Cllr Colin Davie and Cllr Chris Brewis at Crosskeys Marina

Crosskeys Marina at Sutton Bridge to be officially opened

11 September 2017

The £900,000 Crosskeys Marina at Sutton Bridge, an impressive new gateway to Lincolnshire’s rivers, is to be officially opened this week.


Future of East Midlands rail services to be debated

8 September 2017

Members of the Highways and Transport Scrutiny Committee to discuss the council’s response to the Department for Transport’s consultation on the new East Midlands rail franchise.

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Temporary overnight closures and traffic signals planned for Washingborough Road in Lincoln

8 September 2017

The traffic management will allow large steel bridge beams to be delivered for use in the construction of the new Washingborough Road rail bridge, part of the Lincoln Eastern Bypass.

Progress of A151 surfacing new roundabout

Peppermint Junction update: Work continues on new roundabout and land for the Food Enterprise Zone Video

7 September 2017 | Updated: 15 September 2017

Four months into construction, the team are continuing to build a new roundabout to replace the current T-junction at the A17/ A151 and open up development land for South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone.

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‘Take a minute, change a life’ this World Suicide Prevention Day

7 September 2017 | Updated: 11 September 2017

In the run-up to World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September, organisations are raising awareness to ‘Take a minute, change a life’.

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Download the Active 10 app to help you keep active this September Video

6 September 2017 | Updated: 7 September 2017

Lincolnshire residents are being encouraged to get more active this autumn with Public Health England’s new app.

Beyond the waters

The Collection hosts Future Body exhibition by Nottingham artist Jake Moore

6 September 2017

A new exhibition in Lincoln plays with the line between the human body and the digital world.

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How to avoid getting caught out by rogue used car dealers

5 September 2017 | Updated: 6 September 2017

Substandard business practices, shoddy services, warranty worries, defective goods and misleading claims amount to around 10% of complaints received by trading standards.

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Defibrillator installed at Lincolnshire Co-op on Carholme Road, Lincoln

5 September 2017

A life-saving defibrillator is now available at Lincolnshire Co-op on Carholme Road.

A158 East Street

Overnight resurfacing works on A158 East Street, Horncastle

4 September 2017

Worn out sections of the carriageway will be replaced over three nights, with works beginning on Tuesday 19 September.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue new recruits

Retained firefighters join Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue after intensive training

4 September 2017 | Updated: 6 September 2017

Five new retained firefighters have joined the ranks at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.

Project site cabins being delivered

Lincoln Eastern Bypass update: Priority archaeology completed and bridge sections to arrive

4 September 2017 | Updated: 7 September 2017

Work on the Spalding to Lincoln and Market Rasen to Lincoln rail bridges are well underway, as construction work across the rest of the bypass route drives forward towards opening in winter 2019.

Boston House

Have your say on the future of Boston Sessions House

1 September 2017

Lincolnshire County Council and owners Paul and Amy Wilkinson are to hold two public open days to discuss potential new uses for the building.

Resurfacing roadworks

Resurfacing work between Gosberton and Sutteron starts this September

1 September 2017

A three mile stretch of the B1397 and A152 will be made safer for motorists thanks to upcoming resurfacing works.

TAMING “THE BEAST”: Cllr Richard Davies.

Gritters gear up for new season

1 September 2017 | Updated: 1 September 2017

The summer may only just be coming to a close, but the county’s gritting team are already looking ahead to the winter.

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Chain Bridge, Boston, to remain closed as works continue

1 September 2017 | Updated: 1 September 2017

The recent repair work has revealed that the bridge is in worse condition than expected, with sections of concrete needing to be replaced to ensure it remains safe to use.

Constitution of Pope Clement V

Queen Victoria coronation invites and American Civil War letters part of new exhibition

1 September 2017 | Updated: 1 September 2017

The Monson Collection, an ‘indispensable record of British national life’, is to be purchased and put on permanent display at Lincolnshire Archives.

A foster carer embraces her two children

Learn more about fostering from our foster carers

31 August 2017 | Updated: 1 September 2017

Lincolnshire Fostering Service has organised two recruitment events to boost the number of carers across the county.

Lincolnshire coast

New footpaths and cycle paths to connect Ingoldmells and Winthorpe to the seafront

31 August 2017 | Updated: 1 September 2017

Work on the new paths, which are part of the ongoing £5.7m Go Skegness project, is to begin this September.

Emollient cream

Do you use paraffin-based skin creams linked to fire deaths?

30 August 2017

Firefighters in Lincolnshire are surveying residents about their experiences with paraffin-based skin creams.

Fenside Lionesses

Girls' football kicks off for Boston's Fenside Lionesses

30 August 2017

A new girls’ football team from Boston have had their first taste of competitive tournaments, thanks to the county council’s Positive Futures programme.

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Opportunity for residents to oversee councillors' allowances and expenses

30 August 2017

A group that oversees the rules on what its councillors can claim in allowances and expenses is looking to recruit new members.

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Museum of Lincolnshire Life to host Lincoln Longwool Sheep

29 August 2017

Crowds will be flocking to the Museum of Lincolnshire Life this weekend to welcome the Lincoln Longwool Sheep Society.

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Boom in tourism is now worth £1.37 billion to the Lincolnshire economy

29 August 2017

The value of Lincolnshire’s tourism industry has risen by more than £300m over the last five years, reaching £1.37bn in 2016.


A151 works at Holbeach extended to allow for utilities and road surfacing

29 August 2017

Traffic management on the A151 in Holbeach, part of the Peppermint Junction improvement scheme, will be extended by three weeks to complete necessary utility works and road surfacing.


Businesses offered free fire safety sessions by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue

29 August 2017

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is holding a number of free, fire safety workshops for businesses throughout National Business Fire Safety Week.


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